Bielany is no stranger to Indian food, but with the existing competition limited to the excellent but basic-looking Curry House (yes, them of outdoor loo fame), Curry Leaf feels cut from a different cloth. Set on the ground floor of a new residential block, step into an interior that walks the line between warm and casual, smart and modern: carved deities lurk amid Tolix seats, chunky wooden tables and shining copper fixtures. Straight away, you’re at ease.
Menu-wise, it feels like a familiar read – change the name on the cover and you could be in one of any fifty Indian restaurants in Warsaw. But if the menu has a sense of déjà vu, then the kitchen doesn’t. Convincing in their authenticity, Curry Leaf present full-blooded tastes that leave the taste buds jiving. Exhibit 1: a saber rattling vindaloo capable of bringing sweat to the brow.
For those who don’t view Indian food as an extreme sport, then the more moderately spiced dishes are equally impressive: from the creamy, richness of the Chicken Tikka Masala, to the crispy, crunchy comfort offered by the brood of onion bhajis. It’s not food that bends boundaries through its modern interpretation or wacky experimentation, but it is food that’s reliable and respectful of Indian tradition. Enjoying it is easy.
Curry Leaf ul. Conrada 5, curryleaf.pl